When you have a crush on someone, you think about them 24/7. You’ll catch yourself sneaking peeks at them and getting overly-excited whenever they like any of your Instagram photos. But as much as you like them and hope they feel the same way about you too, it can be nerve-racking to think about confessing – what if they reject you?
Then again, the only way to go from social media stalker to potential love interest is to just do it – confess and pray for the best.
We spoke to our friends on how they’ve confessed to someone they liked, or how they’ve been confessed to. Here’re 8 of the cutest confessions.
1. “He sent my photo back and said, ‘this girl’”
“Back then, we both already knew we liked each other. We were texting regularly and there were many small hints here and there but we just hadn’t confess.
When I went to Taiwan for a holiday, I sent him some photos of me as I think he missed me. He replied, “omg I kept staring at the photo and walked into a lamp post”. The second time I sent him photos, he said, “wah I keep looking at your photo and I went up to level 4 when I stay at level 3.”
After that, he tweeted something like ‘miss u’. When I asked him who he misses and who he likes, he sent my photo back and said, “This girl.””
– Jiaqian, 21
2. “Team Captains of the track team’”
“He was the team captain for the boy’s track team and I was the team captain for the girl’s track team so our peers always joked and tried to ‘stir shit’ about us being together. I liked him since poly year one but he was quite dense and couldn’t tell. We went out on a date once and texted occasionally but it didn’t go further than that.
I still had a big crush on him so one night, I told myself that I was going to confess to him no matter. If he said yes, I’ll go for ZoukOut to celebrate. And if he rejects me, I’ll still go for ZoukOut – to party my woes away.
I confessed over the phone and I was nervous AF. He said he appreciated my thoughts and my feelings and that’s it. Then I said, “Great! Thanks for acknowledging, I just wanted to get this off my chest,” then we hung up.
Thankfully, he called me back and said that it was so sudden for him but he also likes me. That was 5 years ago. Today, we are married. ”
– Vic, 25
3. “He sent me food via ‘homing pigeon’ service”
“We both stay in Yishun. There was once I was feeling a little under the weather and had also casually mentioned that I love ham and cheese sandwiches. He said that he will send a homing pigeon over to my place with ‘the cure’ and we laughed at it as it seemed like a joke.
A while later, he told me that the homing pigeon had delivered something to me. I thought he was still joking, until I checked my doorstep and saw the Tupperware of ham and cheese sandwiches and a tube of Redoxen for my sore throat. He cycled to my house just to surprise me with the ‘care package’. He didn’t exactly confess per se, but it was kind of a confirmation to me that he likes me.”
– Jamie, 26
4. “You are ‘my class monitress’”
“We were classmates in Secondary School. Every month, our form teacher would change the class monitor and monitress so more students could experience leading the class. She was my partner-in-crime when we were elected the monitor and monitress for that month.
Subconsciously, I started to fall for her when we worked together, but it was only nearing the end of our month when I realise I was going to miss her as more than just friends.
We were texting on a friendly basis then, so I texted her that I was going to miss being the class monitor. Then I added that more importantly, that I was so happy she was ‘my class monitress’. She said she was very happy that she got to be the monitress with me too, and asked which monitress I thought was the best so far. I said her, and that I wished we could be the moniter and monitress permanently so I could see her and spend more time with her.
– Chong, 28
5. “He baked ‘extra’ cookies and gave it to me”
“We met through a school camp and have been texting for a while. One day, he told me that he had baked extra cookies and packed some for me. I dropped by an MRT station to pick it up from him on the way home. I thanked him for the free cookies and he patted my head before I walked away – that made me suspect something already.
I opened up the package after I left and sure enough, there was a card inside and on it was his confession. I thought it was really sweet, but I only saw him as a friend and nothing more.”
– Zhen Ni, 26
6. “He tricked me into giving him my locker combination”
“We were in JC. He asked for my locker combination to borrow a textbook and when I checked my locker afterwards, there was a box of chocolates inside. My first thought was: cool, chocolates. Then I took it and went home, only to realise it was a confession when my friends reminded me that it was Valentine’s Day.
I thanked him the next day and gave him a small gift back just to be nice. I made the gift for like 10 people and just decided to make one more for him.”
– Sammie, 25
7. “April’s Fool!”
“There was this guy in church who I had a crush on for a long time. I think he liked me too but there was never any proof. We talk once in a while but nothing more.
One day, he called me at midnight. When I picked it up, he said, “Esther, I really need to tell you something. I like you.” For a moment, my heart skipped a beat and I was so nervous. Then I heard his friend’s laughter on the line, “April’s Fool!”
I texted him later on that day and playfully asked if he was serious and that if he was, I liked him too. The banter went on for a bit before we realised that we liked each other for real.”
– Esther, 25
8. “I love you… as a friend”
“We had been best friends for awhile and would even have long conversations on the phone. After a long conversation one night, I texted him, “I love you.” Then I added, “as a friend,” to save myself from potential embarrassment. I was so nervous the whole night because I didn’t know how he would react.
In the morning, he replied, “I love you too. You’re like a special friend to me.” That was 8 years ago. We are getting married next year.”
– Sally, 25
Tell Them You Like Them!
If you think about it in another way, there’s a 50% chance that they may like you as well. You’ve got nothing to lose anyway because you’re not going to get anywhere if s/he doesn’t know how you feel either.
But of course, don’t be a creep. Talk to them and get to know one another a little better before you go on telling them they are The One for you.
And if you need some help in meeting or getting to know a potential love interest better, try here!